Boy of 9 faces rape charge

By Maria Ahmed, Simeon Brody, Clare Jerrom and Amy Taylor

Boy of 9 faces charge of rape
A nine-year-old has been charged with raping a three-year-old girl.
The alleged attack is believed to have come to light after the girl simulated a sex act with her dolls.
Police refused to release details of the allegation. The alleged rape is believed to have happened in Dundee last September.
Source:- The Times Friday 12 May 2006 page 2

Drug-addict inmates sue over ‘cold turkey’ detox
A group of drug-addicted prisoners who said that they were forced to endure “cold turkey” withdrawal are to sue the Home Office in a test case that could prompt compensation claims from almost 200.
Source:- The Times, Friday 12 May 2006, page 27

Girl, 12, to be youngest mother
A schoolgirl who became pregnant at the age of 11 will become Britain’s youngest mother. The girl, who cannot be named, who is now 12, lost her virginity to a 15-year-old boy on a drunken one-night stand.
Source:- The Times, Friday 12 May 2006, page 26

Affordability of 23 PFI hospital schemes put under scrutiny
The affordability of 23 hospital schemes with a capital value of £6 billion will come under scrutiny as plans to move care out of hospitals press ahead.
Source:- Financial Times, Friday 12 May 2006, page 4

OAPs miss out on £2bn
Hundreds of thousands of pensioners are missing out on as much as £2 billion a year in payments from Labour’s pension credit scheme.
As many as 1.63 million people were not receiving pension credit to which they were entitled, figures revealed.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Friday 12 May 2006, page 12

Woman dies at failing prison
A woman has been found hanged at Styal Prison in Cheshire, the day after an inspector said it was failing its inmates.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Friday 12 May 2006, page 14

Scottish news

MSP calls for forced birth control for addicts
An MSP said yesterday that contraceptives should be added to methadone to stop drug addicts having children.
Duncan McNeil said the executive should look at adding some sort of oral contraceptive to the heroin substitute which is prescribed to thousands of addicts.
Source:- The Scotsman  Friday 12 May 2006

Sex offender’s son, 9, charged with rape
The nine year old son of a convicted sex offender has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
The boy has been charged with raping a three year old girl.
Source:- The Scotsman  Friday 12 May

10 years for mother who killed baby 23 years ago
A woman was jailed for 10 years yesterday for killing her baby daughter more than 23 years ago.
Jennifer Liehne was found guilty of the culpable homicide of seven month old Jacqueline Smith last month.
Source:- The Scotsman  Friday 12 May

Welsh news

Parents face faith school transport charge
A Welsh council has changed its policy so parents will have to pay for their children’s transport to faith schools unless they are of the same denomination as the school.
The policy, being implemented by Torfaen Council, will come into effect in September. At present parents who choose not to send their child to the feeder school for their area have to pay for school transport but if a child goes to a faith school outside their area the travel is free.
Source:- icWales, Friday 12 May 2006


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